The Brown Man’s Dreams Delayed . . .

SONG:  “I Pity the Poor Immigrant” – Joan Baez


SONG:  “Deportee” – Arlo Guthrie

“Is This White House Aide Trying To Sink A Deal On DACA?”


WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 02: Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Stephen Miller talks to reporters about President Donald Trump’s support for creating a ‘merit-based immigration system’ in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House August 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law placing new sanctions on Russia and reducing his ability to lift the sanctions on Moscow. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Angela Merkel: Europe needs coherent foreign policy”


The biggest challenge facing the European Union in the coming years will be to forge a coherent foreign policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published Sunday.

Merkel, who is poised to win a fourth term in Germany’s parliamentary election later this month, also expressed hope that a solution to the impasse over the distribution of migrants across the EU would be found in the “not too distant future.”

In the interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, she said EU member countries urgently need to find a common stance toward China and Russia.

“The world has to see that member states won’t deviate from a European consensus on these issues,” she said, adding that it was important to recognize that a country’s position would sometimes be overruled in favor of the bloc’s.

To help end the stand-off over the distribution of migrants across the bloc, the EU should “stabilize” all other elements of migration policy, by securing borders, developing a partnership with Africa and putting more pressure on smugglers, Merkel said. The success of its migration policy would also depend on EU countries’ willingness to show solidarity “with no if and buts,” she said. MORE

“All Hell Breaks Loose After A Reporter Asks For Proof Of Trump Claims And White House Flips Out”


Things went way off the rails as the Trump White House trotted out Stephen Miller to push for the xenophobic RAISE Act that Trump endorsed today. When asked by a reporter for proof of some his claims on the impact of immigration on low wage labor, Miller blew up, called the proposal common sense, and offered zero proof.

“Here’s How Jeff Sessions Is Preparing To Pack U.S. Prisons With Bodies”


The Attorney General’s allegiance to private prisons and disdain for immigrants make for a frightening mixture.

“Read The New Federal Court Ruling Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban”


The ruling put a hold on key aspects of the administration’s revised travel ban.

“Rep. Steve King: ‘We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.’


David Duke heartily applauded the sentiment.

“Trump’s “Office of Immigrant Crime” has sinister implications — and dark echoes of history”


There's no connection between illegal immigration and the crime rate, and Trump's new agency will only sow bigotry
There’s no connection between illegal immigration and the crime rate, and Trump’s new agency will only sow bigotry

“Trump says he’s open to a compromise immigration bill”


“Trump told reporters earlier in the day that he would consider a compromise on immigration. The positive overture from Trump sparked immediate skepticism from Democrats on Capitol Hill, some openness from pro-reform Republicans and consternation from conservatives who have adamantly opposed overhaul efforts in the past.”  MORE


A federal judge in Washington State has granted a temporary restraining order that the state’s attorney general says immediately halts President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order nationwide.

“No one is above the law — not even the President,” Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. There was no immediate response from the Trump administration.

Earlier in Boston on Friday evening, another federal judge declined to renew a temporary restraining order on the ban.

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